on August 20, 2013
This book was recommended by the instructor of my Agile/Scrum certification (CSM) course.
I got an older version (with green cover) from eBay.
I read this book before taking a course through Fred Pryor Seminars. Reading the book laid the foundation, then taking the course filled in the blanks. From this perspective, it was well worth the price.
This book was very detailed with nice, trim, summaries at the end. The principles were clearly stated. By reading the details, then repeating with the summary, I felt that I got more out of the book.
I can't say that this book was a page turner, and I did need to force myself to pick it up from time to time, but the book was short enough. Overall, I got the important principles of project management from it.
The book doesn't need to be read cover to cover. That's just the way I did it, but one could use this as a reference.
The one downside for me: I personally didn't like the way the endnotes are put at the end of each chapter. Some of the most useful information is in these endnotes. It breaks my reading flow to look them up.
I didn't read the Appendix on calculating the critial path (CPM). My instructor told me that software does that adquately well, and all you really need is to be aware of it.
There is a lot of repetition. Ordinarily, I wouldn't like this; but with this book, I found it useful to learn these concepts.
on June 26, 2013
This book gives you everything you need to know about Project Management and Team Leadership. It's very clearly written and easy to understand. Even for someone like me who has been in Project Management for years, it's interesting to read, to know you are doing all you can to lead successful projects.